Countless families purchase homes in Cambridge MA because of the city’s top-rated schools. Home to some of the nation’s top universities, it’s no surprise that its public schools are at the forefront of technology in the classroom.
First graders at the Cambridgeport School post weekly blogs about things they have learned. Dozens of teachers are able to explore the advantages of Smart boards in the classroom. Keypals is a program at the Kennedy-Longfellow School which links sixth grade students to volunteers at MIT and IBM, for an email-based mentorship designed to help students sharpen their writing skills. Authors and illustrators regularly visit each school to share their work and connect with the students.
Cambridge public schools are made up of 12 schools and one high school. The schools each have their own distinct, unique identity – and parents are free to select their top three choices of schools for their child to attend. For instance, the Baldwin school is home to a renowned music program and offers many programs based in arts and design. Fletcher-Maynard Academy offers an eight-hour school day for students to spend extra time on projects in assorted academic areas. The high school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin, is one of the top public schools in Massachusetts.